The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stirling with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Scotland / Stirling
Rank 5 13 18
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5  
Contract jobs citing VB 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stirling 5.56% 6.00% 4.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.00% 13.04% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £105 £230 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.34% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.10% +64.44%  

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Stirling with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Stirling
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 5 23 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stirling 27.78% 46.00% 42.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 13
Median daily rate £325 £350 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £248 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £385 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Stirling

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stirling citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Stirling

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in Stirling.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Stirling

VB
Top 2 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Stirling region with a requirement for VB.

1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree